Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing | Sisterbakers.com I’m baaaaaack! It’s been a difficult few months in my private life recently so as you can imagine baking has been the farthest thing from my mind. Halloween was a holiday I just couldn’t pass up baking for. Last night, with a little help from my toddler, and a lot of help from my husband, I made these awesome Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing.

I have to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of sugar cookies, but they’re super fun to make and decorate and a great activity to involve the kids in! That makes them worth baking all on their own!

Neither recipe is my own so I’ll refer you to the wonderful bloggers whose recipes I used to make these. Enjoy!

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Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction

TIPS:

  1. I highly recommend making a double batch. The cut-outs take a lot of room and you won’t get very many cookies out of each sheet of dough unless your molds are tiny!
  2. Combine the remaining scraps of dough and roll them back out and refrigerate before cutting more cookies.
  3. Freeze any remaining dough and you’ll have sugar cookies in a snap!
  4. Bake them one sheet at a time and place the unbaked cookies on their sheets in the fridge while you bake and cut. That way they’ll stay nice and cold bake more evenly.

Royal Icing by Sweetopia

TIPS:

  1. Meringue Powder is essential so make sure you have some on hand. I had a lot of trouble finding it in a store (and I’m in NYC!!!), so don’t wait for the day of to buy it. Look around and if you can’t find it, order it online.
  2. Color gels are a must for tinting the Icing without thinning it out. Wilton makes a great set of icing color gels and you can find them on Amazon.

How to decorate with Royal Icing by Annie’s Eats

TIPS:

  1. Make sure your purchase some very small round piping tips to make the border. I bought some Size 3 Round piping tips at Williams-Sonoma.

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